Time to undertake the daunting task of reflecting on an entire year’s worth of country music, only to break it all down into some easily digestible “Best of 2019” list. We already gave you our the Worst “Country” Songs of 2019 list and our Deep Cuts 2019 playlist, but now, it’s time to hit you with the best.
The songs of 2019.
It’s next to impossible to take the hundreds of country songs that have been released this year and narrow it down to only 20. Even establishing the criteria for what songs to consider becomes extremely difficult. Simply songs on the radio? Country, Americana, Folk? What if the song was sent to country radio but never really played? What about Texas country radio? Satellite radio? Promotional singles? Or do you just open up the floodgates and consider every song from every artist somewhere in the realm of country music?
For simplicity’s sake, we kept our list to singles that were sent to country radio this year, whether they were played or not. Of course, we took some liberties with the rules, but hey, it’s our list. Some of these songs are familiar hit singles and some might be brand new to you, but either way, each one contributes something special and unique to the great legacy of country music.
So without further ado, your Top 20 Country Singles of 2019: